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>> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies. that's why we're supplying cleaner burning natural gas to generate electricity. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol, a biofuel made from renewable sugar cane. >> a minute, mom! >> let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >> and now, bbc world news. reporting from washington. whir of words over syria. the u.s. tells russia to stop helping the assad regime. >> we have repeatedly urged the russian government to cut the military ties completely in
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suspend all for their support in delivery. >> a wave of car bombs target shiites in iraq. at least 65 are killed in one of the deadliest days since the u.s. withdrawal. during up for the games. the panam athletes, and the city is getting ready. welcome to our viewers of pbs in america and around the globe. the conflict in syria has ignited a diplomatic ground between world powers. the u.s. is accusing brushup of supplying arms to the syrian government. they questioned america's own military exports to the region. all of this suggests that at
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least in the short-term there is little hope for a diplomatic solution. >> this is what happens when the u.n. observers tried to get there to find out what is going on there. there were pro-regime villagers in favor of the president assad. the villagers turned back and said they came under fire as they turned away. the syrian state tv had a different version of events. they said observers refuse to stop the grievances about the presence of armed terrorist. . were hurtthree people run over by the u.n. vehicles. the government is using all of its heavy weapons against areas where there are rebel fighters. activists say rocketing by attack helicopters is
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increasingly common. they say the helicopters are firing a new kind of rocket they have not seen before. this is the result. just to the north, at this video, which we cannot verify, showed her rip it pictures of the man whose bodies of children and women are mutilated by explosions. the intensified war on the ground has provoked intense conversations between the americans and russians about arms supplied to syria from moscow. >> we repeatedly urged the russian government to cut the military ties completely, and to suspend all for their support and delivery. >> but the russian foreign minister denied the russian arms supplies were for internal use. he said the americans themselves were pouring arms into the region. >> the united states has provided no military support to
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the syrian opposition. none. >> as the crisis deepens, the head of u.n. peacekeeping says syria is now in civil war. the rebels and the regime disagree. they do not want to be put on the same level as one another. the french foreign minister also said it is a civil war, and he wants the battered peace plan put under u.n. chapter 7, meaning it should be imposed by force if necessary. >> under question of civil war, there is no room for quarreling on words when groups belong to the same people massively to each other. that is not a civil war, there are no words for what is going on. >> in the meantime, the uprising goes on. increasingly militarized it may be, but more than just a military struggle. >> well, as we just heard, the
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war of words between russia and the u.s. is now intensifying. i asked him why hillary clinton appears to a chosen this moment to escalate in quite a dramatic way. >> it is because they think this tactic will somehow get russia to move where it matters in the security council, and we're seeing a two-pronged strategy. one is too forcefully and explicitly linked russian weaponry to what we're seeing on the ground and being committed by president assad's troops. the other is a more pragmatic approach. america is a to russia, you think you're a vital interest in syria. if you want to preserve them and protect them, you should not be joining him, but join the multi- lateral effort to change it shaped the news syria. the language is very strong, a fierce.
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you have to assume and hope there is a more civil and constructive dialogue going on behind the scenes. >> do you think you could see russia moving on syria? >> they're talking about chapter 7 in new sanctions around the president and give him a disincentive to stick with him. there are a couple of horizon's to stick to. the g-20 meeting in mexico. there has to be some kind of outline of diplomatic deal by then for this to have political legitimacy. the it ministration is talking about the middle of july when the u.n. observer mission comes to an end. hillary clinton says that is the limit for seeing if the plan will work. >>while the syrian uprising descends into civil war, in egypt there just days away from completing a process that
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started with the overthrow of positive vote for it. both will have to choose between an incoming canada in one of his former prime ministers. candidate or his former prime minister. >> egypt used to be a money- making machine. the camels live around waiting for riders that do not come here yet things have never been worse. he says egypt new president must the end of the turmoil. what do you need now? what do you want? >> [inaudible] >> round one of the presidential elections have left people here with a stark choice. they can vote for this man -- soldier and ally of president
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hosni mubarak. or this man, it is all this from that is from brotherhood with little charisma and no experience at political office. this election will now be decided but -- by what people call hear the party of the couch, millions of egyptians who did not joined the revolution. these people do not pretend really like either of the candidates who are now an offer. what are they going to do? he will vote for the muslim brotherhood, not because he likes them, but because it would be of a trail of the revolution. >> if i have to choose between the double, and the regime, i will definitely vote for the double. >> across town, teaching egyptian women to defend
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themselves. since the revolution, street crimes have soared. for that reason, he will reluctantly bowed for the military man. >> you have to choose between the two evils. >> what is that? >> the military. his students are even more destitute. they took the streets to demand election. now she says she does not see the point. >> now i do not. i do not like it. >> for the first time in 4000 years, egyptians have a real chance to choose their leader. if large numbers of people choose to stay at home, you may end up with a president most people have not voted for. >> the complicated process of democracy in egypt there.
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at least 65 people have been killed, and more than 200 injured in a wave of coordinated iraq.he talbomb attacks across the bombings appear to be the work of soon the insurgents who often do hit shiite targets to reignite the sectarian conflict. a short time ago i spoke to a former senior adviser. he is currently with the national endowment washington. they still face almost daily attacks. we do not hear very much about it. why do you think there is this violence? >> it got worse because of what is happening in syria. it got worse because of the squabbling between politicians, because there is no political consistency. what is worse is the level of coordination, the timing. this was done in a country that
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indicates there is a developed infrastructure now for the insurgency. it is strongly al qaeda-related. that is going to affect iraq in a very clear way. >> every time there is an attack like this, we try to figure out what it is. is this a more serious step towards instability? >> in the past two-three years, there has been a decline in the incidents, and the state has concentrated the power. all of the indications are good, but i think what is happening now, there is an external factor, a serious one. that is going to get a new lease of life to the insurgency, and it is worrying for politicians, and they need to get their act together. >> are they capable of doing
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that? >> up until now, the political process is holding. people are trying to resort to the process, to the ballot box and procedures. people are seeking to the procedures, but it is fragile. as for politicians who want to show their muscles, they are trying to size -- showed their muscles. >> when you look at how the faired, are they, i doing better or worse without america? >> i think many would say better. the politicians have not gotten their act together, but i think the state is trying to conserve its institutions, so that is a good thing. >> think you for joining me again. you are watching "abc world news
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america." a medical miracle for a little girl who suffered horrendous burns after a family barbecue. >> i do not think anybody realized this. >> a tweet seen as friends walk hollande's partner. >> francois hollande with the new first lady. they agree on just about everything she says, except her tweeting. one month into office this has placed the new president is hugely embarrassing position. best of luck, a worthy candidate to serve the people selflessly
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for many years. the problem is, she is running against the president's next partner. he has been expelled from the socialist party. such is the property now surrounded this week, he has predicted to win in a landslide in something that was cited as a second round vote. with one fell swoop the first lady has torpedoed the campaign against the socialist hierarchy, not to mention a very public breach of trust between her and the president. in the early stages of the election, she was conspicuous by her absence. it became such an issue, it resulted in this very public call. there was another symbolic gesture the night he celebrated the victory, a kiss on the cheek. the french paper says he was seen asking her to kiss him on the lips. not only has this complicated
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political relations, it has raised no end of questions about the relationship. the ex-partner denied the role and would seldom be a guest at the palace. >> today the chief executive of j.p. morgan chase, jamie dimon, appear before a congressional committee and offered his apologies for a self-inflicted loss of more than $2 billion. these days it is the woes of the eurozone that are causing the market a more serious case of heartburn. who better to ask then the ceo arian?co, mohammad all ael- >> we tell them there are very
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few places that are safe right now because of a couple of things. one, the european debt crisis going from bad to worse, but second, because the world as whole is slowing down. the synchronized slowdown. we tell investors to be defensive overall, and only selectively offensive, and the highest quality paper right now. >> when you talk about a slowdown, is it a slowdown were one thing is causing a triggered slow down or something else going on? to go to things, phase one -- >> two things, phase one is every part of the world is slowing down for some reason. the u.s. is slowing. china is flowing. india is flowing. phase two, the interaction among all the countries that are slowing.
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that is why it is a worrisome. next thing you know, you will have not just a global slowdown, but bad economics complicating that politics, and this is a very delicate time for the global economy. >> what is needed, and what is needed most to make the synchronized slowdown a synchronized speed up? >> in europe, political vision and difficulty about difficult decisions that need to be made it, but you have to move forward rather than play catch up. in the u.s., a recognition of the spot it moment. you need a number of structural reforms in housing, credit, and infrastructure. unfortunately, the politics does not allow for good economic policy making right now. >> we have seen politicians
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actually act on the european crisis. they did make a bailout for to a gotten we seem to the stage where even when they do something, the market shrug it off. they do not seem to believe them. >> correct. that is what happened with the spanish bailout. it was larger than most people estimated. that speaks to something very important. when you are behind in policy making, you have to move in a coherent and comprehensive manner. that is why the bering costs are higher today than they were before the announcement of 100 billion bailout. that just tells you people in the street expect policy makers to be much more coherent and comprehensive. >> i have to ask you about the election increase, how closely you were watching it, and how
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closely you think they should watch it in the white house here in washington? >> everyone should watch it carefully. today there were further indications that the creeks are pulling their cash out of banks in anticipation of what could be a messy out come this weekend. everyone should look at it closely. the last thing we need is a political accident to lead to a fragmentation of the eurozone. the greek elections are very important in terms of the willingness and ability for greece to live up to the commitment of the eurozone. >> it will be on the front page of american papers monday morning, you think? >> absolutely. friday, saturday, and send it, too. y, too.nda, >> thank you for joining us. now to the story of america -- of an amazing medical procedure.
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a south african girl who suffered burns to 80 percent of her body has successfully undergone a skin transfer. >> she needs some weight gain. >> she had a 10% chance of survival. six months after being horrifically burns over most of her body, on tuesday she received a unique skin transplants. the first of its kind in africa. her skin was cloned in boston, america, and then flew to a johannesburg hospital. >> many of us have young family members we think about. there are times when i can remember stopping and gathering my cells before proceeding. many of the staff found it very
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overwhelming, because it was dramatic seeing this girl clutching to her life. >> the new skin was created by taking small pieces of skin. it then took 3.5 weeks to create enough skin to recover her entire body. >> you take the actual patient cells and put it on a vacuum plate and in a sterile environment. you grow them so they multiplied. you add oxygen to help them multiplied. >> she said she was amazed by her daughters determination to survive a horrendous accident. >> no one in south africa has been able to survive a burned like this, mainly because of liver -- organ failure.
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i do not think anybody realized she will actually survive. when she did, we did not know what to do now. >> she is now in an induced coma and has been wrapped in helpe to her heel. the official anti-busing agency is bringing new charges against plants armstrong. the precise nature has not been made clear. he has issued a statement said he is faced the same charges at the u.s. justice department that the u.s. justice department decided not to pursue. he added he has never failed a drug test and describe the allegations as baseless. another athletic -- and other athletic news, the olympic and brok
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london is not the only city preparing for an influx of athletes and fans. in toronto, they are getting ready for a major sporting event. that raises whether this can also be a bit of a curve. >> the athletes' village in sporting venues are still being built, but do not panic. it is not that summer games. >> >> the largest games canada has ever seen. toronto has another three years to breed and -- to bring the infrastructure necessary. the opening and closing ceremonies will take place in downtown toronto at the stadium where the blue jays play
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baseball. the minister responsible for overseeing the games has no doubts about their value to his city. >> this is for to be a huge economic boost to the city and region. we are anticipating 15,000 new jobs by the creation. it is exhilarating infrastructure. paul henderson is a former olympian and member of the international olympic committee. >> i was the guy who had the idea to bring the games here. this is a wonderful place, but we have no sports facility for the olympic games. the way to get them is to go and get one of these games, because that makes the politicians deliver. they have to be ready on the prided night 2015. >> the future aquatics center, 30 minutes from downtown is currently a giant hole in the ground.
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it is a metaphor for those that are due to the games are too expensive. >> we're spending 1.4 billion officially for something that will only have of 146 million. >> charles snedmore argues the costs are likely to spiral at a time when ontario is already billions in debt. the ceo insists he can deliver the games on time and on budget. he also talks about intangible benefits that do not grow -- show up on a spread street. >> i think there is an element of pride. inviting a good portion of the world to your home to show them what you can do. >> many see them as a tryout of sorts for hosting a future olympics. they look to the case every zero days a narrow. that city host in 2007. two years later, they were
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awarded the grand prize, the summer olympics for 2016. >> not to steal toronto's thunder, but this summer we will bring you all of the olympics news from london here on "bbc." that brings today's broadcast to a close. you can get a kick in the time on our website. you can find me on twitter. thank you for watching. we will see you tomorrow. . >> funding was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. >> at shell, we believe the world needs a broader mix of energies.
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